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The loss of the white working class looks permanent, Democrats warned

Party won't change on social issues and neither will Rust Belt voters, elected Dems fear

The loss of the white working class looks permanent, Democrats warned

House Democrats fear that they are losing white, working-class voters due to the party’s shift toward urban and suburban voters.

Although Democrats gained six seats in the House, they lost all 12 Republican districts they targeted with white, non-college educated voters mostly by double-digit margins and almost suffered surprise losses in their own districts with the most blue-collar whites, Politico reports.

Many of those white, working-class districts have been redrawn after 2010 to make it tougher for Democrats to win in those areas and have only gotten worse since then.

Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH), one of the few remaining Democrats from those areas, launched a challenge against House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, citing the need to change things up if the Democrats want to take the majority.

Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN), who won 53 percent of the vote in his close race in November, blamed his party’s stance on the deficit, gay rights, abortion, and the Second Amendment for turning off voters in his rural district.

This article continues at [Breitbart] Democrats Lament Loss of Working Class: ‘We’ve Become an Urban Party’

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